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control. more than two months after superstorm sandy, billions of dollars of help for the victims who lost so much. some say it's too little, too late. >>> remarkable recovery. malala leaving the hospital after nearly being killed by the taliban. tonight she's walking and inspiring people around the world. >>> and what's wrong with this picture? what happened after the women of the hill posed for a photo and why it's getting so much attention tonight. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >> good evening, i'm lester holt in tonight for brian, who will be back monday. a lot of americans are spending this first week of the new year flat on their backs, taken down by the flu in numbers we typically wouldn't see until much later in the winter. and according to the centers for disease control, those numbers are rapidly climbing with a peak nowhere in sight. the government reports as of a week ago, flu cases were widespread in 41 states. that's 10 more states and a week earlier. what's more, this flu strain ap
, the other, aid victims of sandy. so, why were these urgently passed bills loaded with hundreds of millions for everything from hollywood and nascar to rummakers and algae growers? >>> and british invasion. it's happening tonight and the excitement is building. >> when i'm with her, i'm reminded of the virtues of the english. >> isn't she american? >> exactly. >> lords and ladies across america preparing for the highly anticipated return of "downton abbey." >>> good evening. president obama is back from his vacation tonight and fresh off the fiscal showdown, he is already girding for what's expected to be the next political showdown. tonight, nbc news can confirm he will wade right back into the fray tomorrow by nominating former senator chuck hagel as the next secretary of defense. at face value, the pick of a longtime republican lawmaker for the job could be seen as a rare act of bipartisanship in a sharply divided town. but tonight, opponents on both sides of the aisle are sharpening their claws for what could be a testy confirmation fight. nbc white house correspondent peter alexander j
is on the way for people who lost so much during superstorm sandy. president obama signed into law today a $9.7 billion sandy disaster relief package. it was the first legislative action of the new congress. a larger sandy aid package will have to wait. lawmakers will consider $51 billion relief bill on january 15th. some people were outraged after house speaker boehner canceled a vote tuesday on the entire aid package. sandy devastated parts of the northeast more than two months ago. >>> syria's president bashar al assad got a standing ovation today moments before he gave a rare public speech. assad said he's standing firm against global calls for him to step down. he laid out his own plan for dealing with syria's civil war. a u.s. state department spokeswoman says assad's plan is detached from reality and assad should resign immediately. >>> pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected u.s. drone strike killed 17 people today. today's attack follows two suspected u.s. drone strikes last week that killed 15 people, including a taliban commander with ties to the pakistani military. demons
obama signed into law the first of the sandy relief bills, to provide $9.7 billion in flood insurance funds to victims of super storm sandy. congress passed the bill on friday. the house has to vote on two other measures to provide $60 billion in aid. >> the second amendment -- it's about freedom. the first amendment's about freedom. the fourth amendment's about freedom i. have you bone the law and committed a violent act, should you be able to buy a semi-automatic handweapon. >> you shouldn't have a conceal and carry. >> if this is any indication of what lies ahead, it's going to be a problem. >> just a little taste of the spirited example we saw on fox news sunday. yeah, it really was. if you look at the guests, this morning, and the way they were going at each other over the debt ceiling debate and over spending versus raising revenue, it gives you a real indication of how the debate's going to go the next six to eight weeks. they both had strident positions and none seemed to want to budge. you talk to senator ted cruz who thinks there is too much compromise in washington. if neit
focus." >> susie: an update tonight on the cost of hurricane sandy. fitch ratings says the super storm has so far caused as much as $17 billion in reported losses. by the time the recovery is over, fitch expects sandy's cost to top $20 billion. new jersey is one of the states hit hardest, and, today, governor chris christie talked about the storm's toll on his state's economy. >> there's no question that sandy hit us hard. there's also no question that we're fighting back with everything we've got. sandy took a toll on new jersey's economy just when we were coming back from a national recession. sandy disrupted our economic life. cars weren't bought, homes weren't sold and factories couldn't produce. from those things, we can catch up, and we are catching up. make no mistake-- as common sense would tell you, sandy hurt new jersey's economy. >> susie: christie today pledged to devote the final year of his first term in office to rebuilding and reinvigorating areas of the state devastated by hurricane sandy. >> tom: as the drama over the fiscal cliff played out in washington, car racing
of the charges. >>> finally, some relief is heading to the victims of superstorm sandy. we'll have much more, much, much more is needed. >>> and living in fear, trying to escape and suffering from more than just war. inside a camp for syrian refugees that is still in harm's way. [ male announcer ] break the grip of back or arthritis pain with odor free aspercreme. powerful medicine relieves pain fast, with no odor. so all you notice is relief. aspercreme. >>> help is on the way for people who lost so much during superstorm sandy. president obama signed into law a 9.7 billion sandy relief package. it was the first legislative package of the new congress. lawmakers will consider a $51 billion relief bill on january 15th. some people were outraged that house speaker boehner cancelled a vote tuesday on the entire aid package. sandy devastated parts of the northeast more than two months ago. >>> earlier i spoke with our political regulars, elsi granders granderson. elzi is a senior writer for espn, and anna is a republican strategist. we talked about the fiscal cliff and the strategizing that new
support for making sure that the sandy relief package got passed, so i expect that we'll see him continue to press congress in these coming weeks. they're going to take it back up on the 15th of this month, alex? >> okay, let's go from there to looking ahead to the debt ceiling debate, kristen. what is the his's strategy to get what it wants out of this deal without getting into another budget showdown? >> well, if you talk to white house officials they believe they have more leverage going into this battle in part because they got republicans to break on the issue of increasing taxes on wealthier americans, that's, of course, what president obama campaigned on and he got that as a part of the fiscal cliff deal. moving forward i think you can expect to see president obama hitting the road, taking his message on the road, traveling to different states and making the argument if the debt ceiling isn't increased, the economy will suffer. you hear him say he's not going to negotiate with republicans. what specifically does that mean, we'll have to wait and see because, of course, house speake
to the victims of super storm sandy. we'll have much more, much, much more is needed. >>> and living in fear, trying to escape and suffering from more than just war. inside a camp for syrian refugees that is still in harm's way. excuse me, sir i'm gonna have to ask you to power down your little word game. i think your friends will understand. oh no, it's actually my geico app...see? ...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy, get roadside assistance, pretty much access geico 24/7. sounds a little too good to be true sir. i'll believe that when pigs fly. ok, did she seriously just say that? geico. just click away with our free mobile app. >>> help is on the way for people who lost so much during super storm sandy. president obama signed into law a $9.7 billion sandy relief package. it was the first legislative package of the new congress. lawmakers will consider a $51 billion relief bill on january 15th. some people were outraged that house speaker boehner cancelled a vote tuesday on the entire aid package. sandy devastated parts of the northeast m
laws following the shooting at sandy hook elementary. it is clear plenty of people across the country want to get their hand on guns and now. abc's mark greenblat has more. >> reporter: the surging demand for guns drew so many to this gun show near los angeles over the weekend, the worry wasn't weapons but the size of the crowds. this father brought his daughter along to stock up. worried about looming gun reforms. >> we went through and came down here to got what we wanted before everything is illegal. >> reporter: closer to newtown, at least four gun shows canceled. the show went on though in nearby stanford, connecticut, even after the local mayor called the organizers insensitive. what did you say to the mayor? >> i say he is wrong. >> reporter: why is he wrong? >> this is a private thing. he shouldn't be expressing his opinion on it. >> reporter: "the washington post" reports a task force led by vice president joe biden is considering proposing universal background tracks for all gun buyers. tracking sale of weapons through a national database and stiff penalties for carrying gun
on monday. >>> the fate of sandy hook elementary school will be decided. they will discuss what to do in the wake of the massacre that left 26 people dead. options include razing the school, renovating it or building a new one. new school on the same property or somewhere else. >>> it appears there will be hockey after all this year. the nhl and its players union reached a tentative deal. paula is nodding her head yes. the players have been locked out since back in september wiping out nearly half of the season. >>> finally, story, dan, or any cat lover or any cat hater would probably appreciate. this is a cat, check him out here, who was caught trying -- allegedly trying to sneak into a prison in brazil with contraband strapped to its body. a cell phone, drill bits and files. the cat is now behind bars at an animal shelter. the lawyer says no comment. >> the cat has a lawyer. >> the look on his face is very guilty. that's all i'm saying. >> allegedly. >> reportedly. >> that was weird, huh? >> that was weird. i'm just very excited that the nhl is back tentatively. >> you're a red wing
. >>> still ahead, paul ryan votes to let sandy victims suffer without relief money. but he wasn't always so cold. we have a hi pock ra si alert coming. plus, secretary of state hillary clinton back to work together but we're still walting for the apology e polg at the claims he'll question or he'll miss,even for them, ilgts's really lame. you're watching "politics nation" right here on msnbc. ♪ [ male announcer ] shift the balance of power decisively in your favor. the exclusive 8-speed transmission and rotary shifter in the 2013 ram 1500. engineered to move heaven and earth. guts. glory. ram. the new ram 1500. motor trend's 2013 truck of the year. ♪ [ male announcer ] this is karen and jeremiah. they don't know it yet, but they're gonna fall in love, get married, have a couple of kids, [ children laughing ] move to the country, and live a long, happy life together where they almost never fight about money. [ dog barks ] because right after they get married, they'll find some retirement people who are paid on salary, not commission. they'll get straightforward guidance and be able to fo
that the president wants to move fast on the issue of gun control coming out of the sandy hook shooting. vice president biden's task force is likely to make recommendations before the inaugural and he told boston's mayor tom menino that it would be passed by the end of january. is that optimism on his part justified, and are you open to the kind of reforms the president has already talked about like a limit on high-capacity gun magazines and background checks to buyers at gun shows? >> well, first we need to concentrate on joe biden's group and what are they going to recommend? and after they do that, we'll decide what, if anything, is appropriate to do in this area, but the biggest problem we have at the moment is spending and debt. that's going to dominate the congress between now and the end of march. none of these issues, i think, will have the kind of priority that spending and debt are going to have over the next two or three months. >> so you're not going to address this until after you address these three deadlines we talked about at the top of the program? >> yeah, the single biggest
wants to organize against what they say is the president's post-sandy hook assault on gun rights. this is why the silence of those children killed at sandy hook elementary school must continue to speak loudly until action is taken in relation to gun safety and gun violence across this nation. thanks so much for watching. chris matthews and "hardball" is next. >>> the folks that brought you the iraq war. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start with this. the folks who quack for iraq have a knack for bad ideas. they pushed us into war ten years ago, they made their case with lies and half truths and flimflam. we had to get revenge for 9/11 so let's attack iraq even though it was al qaeda that hit the twin towers and the pentagon. we have to attack iraq because we've got evidence they have weapons of mass destruction, wmd, even if there's no evidence they have nuclear weapons and it would turn out they didn't have chemical or biological either. we have to attack iraq, the hawks, they promised it would bring peace between israel and
interview with sean hannity, nine o'clock eastern right here only on fox news channel. super storm sandy victims are one step closer to getting the help they need. president obama signing into law the 9.7 billion dollar panel approved by lawmakers. it will increase the borrowing authority of the federal emergency management agency to help flooding victims. and warned it was set to run out of money from additional dollars from congress and more than 100 payments would have been delayed without that additional money and the house and senate are expected to act on a larger and more comprehensive sandy aid package in the next couple of weeks. a centennial celebration underway for one of the most controversial presidents in our history. president nixon would be 100 years and he was born in yorba linda, california. >> hi there, shan nan. january 9th, 1913 president nixon was born in the house behind me, 36 years since his presidency ended with the watergate scandal and people gathering to consider what he did in a great historical context. and watergate is not forgotten or here at the library,
with our lives getting ready for a national collection and the holidays to follow. then sandy hit. sandy was the worst storm to strike new jersey in our history. 346,000 homes were damaged or destroyed. nearly 7 million people and over 1000 schools were without power. 116,000 new jerseyians displaced from their homes, 41,000 families are still displaced from their homes today. sandy have damage to our homes and infrastructure, but it did not destroy our spirit. the people of new jersey have come together as never before across party lines, across ideological lines, across ages and races and backgrounds. from all parts of our state, even from out-of-state. everyone has come together, so today, let me start this address with a set of thank yous for me on behalf of the people of this great state. first, i want to thank the brave first responders, the national guard, and emergency manager experts who prepared us for this storm and kept us say in its aftermath. [applause] i want to thank the members of this legislature for their cooperation in answering stand challenges and for being by my si
measures being considered by joe biden's task force established after the sandy hook shootings. what, if any, new gun laws should be passed? it's our talk back question today. facebook.com/carolcnn. or send me a tweet. >>> now is your chance to talk back on one of the big stories of the day. the question for you this morning, what, if any, new gun laws should be passed? we're getting our first glimpse into what the white house may propose in terms of gun legislation. according to "the washington post," joe biden and his task force are considering reip st e reinstating the ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines, requiring universal gun checks for gun buyers, establishing a national gun sale database, strengthening mental health checks, imposing stiffer penalties for carrying guns near schools or giving them to minors. wow, ideas, something to talk about. forget that. already, nra-backed lawmakers are shooting down the administration's approach. >> i think you need to putter g everything on the table, but what i hear from the administration and if "the washington post" is
that were damaged in hurricane sandy. volunteers helping save treasured photos as victims remember everything else they lost. >> in the grand scheme of things they were only pictures but to us they are our history. >> that is is my sister. she is gone. rest in peace. my mother, my father. >> a lot of people in this picture are gone. aig? we said we were going to turn it around, and we did. woman: we're helping joplin, missouri, come back from a devastating tornado. man: and now we're helping the t recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. ♪ ooh baby, can i do for you today? ♪ [ female announcer ] need help keeping your digestive balance? align can help. nly align has bifantis, a patented probiotic that naturally helps maintain your digestive balance. try align to help retain a balanced digestive sy
're helping the east coast recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. >>> coming up, with all the numbers being thrown around in the last two weeks during the fiscal cliff negotiations, we thought we'd try to put things into perspective. take a look at these figures. these are the key numbers in simple terms for money that the u.s. takes in and spends roughly every year. you see the amount we spend is greater than the total taxes revenue. and that's the difference between the two, or the money we have to find or borrow to cover our spending. and there's the total debt. $16.4 trillion to the united states government. if we wanted to bring those numbers down to size, say for a family budget by removing some of those down thing zeros, here's what it would look like. the family would have an income of about $in,000 whi
, the best performance in 15 months. much of that was due to reconstruction from hurricane sandy. other bright spots were health care, which added another 55,000 workers; restaurants and bars, which gained 38,000 more employees; and manufacturing, with 25,000 new positions. alan krueger is chairman of the president's council of economic advisors. >> i think we're seeing the job market continuing to heal. the economy's continuing to heal from the very deep damage that was caused by the financial crisis. >> brown: even so, there were also indications of continued sluggishness in december. the unemployment rate was 7.8%. that's up a tenth from the initial reading in november, which was revised upward today. and the number of unemployed rose 164,000 to 12.2 million. that number rises to nearly 23 million once part-time workers and those who've given up looking for work are added in. most economists expect modest growth but little overall improvement this year, as the pace of job growth remains too low to make much of a dent in the unemployment rate. we get an economic snapshot of different
over hurricane sandy relief funding. take a look at how the fiscal cliff vote broke down by region. the fiscal cliff vote. john writes about it in the in you republic. i love these numbers. all in all, 85 republicans voted for the senate resolution and 151 voted against it. the opposition was centered in the old south, southern republicans opposed the measure by 83 to 10. 83 to 10 do down south. the delegations from alabama, mississippi, georgia, virginia, and tennessee, and south carolina were unanimously opposed. in the east, the northeast, house republicans were 24 to 1 in favor, with new york and pennsylvania unanimous. well, the danger for the gop is it's becoming a religious sectional ultra conservative party great at winning and holding gerrymandered seats but too willing to sacrifice entire regions of the country. former congress chris shays is a republican from connecticut and howard fineman is editorial director of "the huffington post" as well as an msnbc political analyst and our pal and my pal. look, chris shays, it's great to have you on because you have always been m
to express outrage over the handling of financial aid for sandy victims. although about $9 billion was released a vote for another 50 billion is set off until next week. the white house has just released a picture of the president signing the first bill into law earlier today. joining me now new jersey democratic congressman whose district includes long branch, union beach. good to have you. you said you are not satisfied by the process here even though that a vote has been set. are you convinced that vote will happen on the 15th or do you think it will take longer? >> i am not convinced it will happen on the 15th. we have to get the senate to pass the total package and the vote on the 15th is being divided into two different amendments. we have major hurdles here and the result is more delay. more delay means that the shore doesn't get rebuilt fast enough. >> what do you think is happening? >> i think it is the right wing. we call them tea party republicans and speaker boehner said you are voting for me for speaker the next day so we are not bringing it up until after it is over w
finally going to victims of superstorm sandy more than two months after it devastated parts of the east coast. president obama signed a lbill into law, another bill is expected to be voted on next week to provide a comprehensive $51 billion aid package to cover damage from sandy and to prevent similar disasters in the future. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton goes back to work today. she was released from the hospital last summer for treatment of a blood clot. her doctors expect her to make a full recovery, she has a full week of meetings schedule, including three at the white house. >>> preliminary hearings begins in colorado today, when a judge will decide james holmes will stand trial for murder. holmes will be in court this week. nbc's leann craig joins us now. good morning. >> good morning. hundreds of people are expected to attend the hearing where large amounts of previously sealed information will be revealed, including gruesome details of what happened inside the theater. more than five months after the theater massacre, attorneys will lay out the case against
. >> if mitch mcconnell is going to draw that line in the sandy it's going to be recipe for more grid lock. during the campaign when the -- you saw the republican candidate and paul ryan talking about all of those tax breaks and loopholes in the tax codes, that benefit wealthy people, guess what, they're still there. through tax reform we can raise more revenue matched by additional cuts. >> with republican leaders still clearly prepared to use the debt ceiling as leverage, nancy pelosi explained what she would do if she were in president obama's shoes. >> why do we go through this kind of exercise that embarrass everyone. >> ask the republicans. we always passed the debt ceiling when president bush was president. there should be -- this is a conversation where there should be no doubt. in fact, if i were president, i would use the 14th amendment which says that united states will always be -- >> you would go ahead and do it. >> but the congress hasn't incurred much of this debt. >> more on the president's big january agenda the white house is considering comprehensive plans to crack down
'll be okay. >> and a lot of people felt that way. the people of sandy hook trying to move forward and honor the lives lost. i'm deborah feyerick, thanks for joining us. i'm deborah feyerick. have a good night and a great have a good night and a great week. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> big new developments in the health of hillary clinton. she is back to work today. >> the case against accused a rare ra movie sheeter james holmes. we are just hours away from prosecutors unveiling their evidence in court. >> the biggest scandal to hit washington since washington. call it knee gate. >> seriously. >> what is one of the brightest stars doing in the game with a bum knee only to injure it again, maybe even worse? >> i cannot tell you how we have been discussing this this morning. it's a story. >> there is outrage. there is consternation in washington right after the fiscal cliff. can they get no reprieve after all the problems they've had? >> oh, my goodness. >> welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> nice to have you back. i'm zoraida sambolin. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. the
problems with the film and what they he shared with the film makers. >> and concerns for superstorm sandy's victims, but a new push to preserve their path. >> the moment i went down there and i just saw this white album, i just caught my eyes, please don't make it the wedding album. >> and it was. >> and i picked it up, i just held it up, and the water was gushing out of it. just like i said, my heart sunk. ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? ♪ or turn 30-million artifacts... ♪ into a high-tech masterpiece? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. when i'm out with my kids, my daughter's like, "mom, wait up!" and i'm thinking, "shouldn't you have more energy than me? you're, like, eight!" [ male announcer ] for every 2 pounds you lose through diet and exercise alli can help you lose one more by blocking some of the fat you eat. simple. effective. advantage: mom. let's fight fat with alli. learn more, lose more at letsfightfat.com. your mouth has sipped, sna
nomination a few moments away. >> president obama signed into law today a $9.7 billion sandy relief package. the first legislative action. some were outraged after house speaker boehner canceled a vote on a much larger aid bill. sandy devastated parts of the northeast two months ago. lawmakers will consider a $51 billion aid package on january 15th. >> half of the residents of long beach, new york, remain homeless and still came out to say good-bye to a landmark. thousands witnessed the start of the demolition of the two-mile long brdwalk, damaged beyond repair by sandy. it will cost an estimated $25 million. the new bored walk should be ready in time for summer. >>> five men accused of brutally gang raping and killing a woman in india will appear in court. the five are charged with murder, rape and kidnapping the 23-year-old woman last month. they will appear in a fast-track court designed to expedite cases. two men are now on their tenth day of a hunger strike in new delhi demanding capital punishment for the accused rapists >>> the man accused in one of the country's worst mass murders g
that 2012 was the warmest year on record, and a historic year for extreme weather like hurricane sandy global warming is an issue demanding attention. and and this just in. hilda solis has stepped down as labor secretary. fortunately for the senate's calendar, attorney general eric holder kathleen sebelius and eric shinseki announced they are a saying. president obama plans to stay too. now they just have to get those appointees approved and the controversial bills passed in the face of entrenched republican opposition in both houses of congress the biggest the big from mitch mcconnell said, i quote the biggest problem we have at the moment is spending and debt. none of these issues will have the kind of priorities as spending and debt over the next two or three months. in other words this does not concern you. we're joined by the heroic charles pierce contributing write for "esquire" and author of "idiot america." good evening to you. >> good evening to you. >> john: the president has an ambitious agenda guns, immigration which angers all those people who want to use those guns to sho
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$9.7 billion to pay federal flood insurance claims to victims of super storm sandy. fema warned that without the additional funds it would run out of money to pay claims next week. lawmakers have yet to act on a proposed bill to set aside $51 billion worth of aid to address the effects of super storm sandy. john boehner has vowed to vote on that bill january 26. >>> there was a packed house for people that came together to raise money for super storm sandy victims. the money will go to two couples. organizers said they raised more than $2,000 and they're still counting. >>> it looks like secretary of state hillary clinton will return to work tomorrow for the first time since she fell ill in december. clinton is expected to attend a meeting first thing in the morning. on tuesday, she's scheduled to meet with outgoing defense attorney panetta. >>> california lawmakers will get back to work tomorrow with a democratic superhouse majority in both houses. the new legislature was sworn in but then recessed for the holidays. they expect democratic lawmakers to freely legislate. but does
graders that was killed last month at sandy hook school. >> correct. >> grace mcdonnell was a huge fan of yours. i'm wondering what does it mean to you that she found your story so amazing to her? she loved your story. >> well, you know, i talked to jack, the son of his sister, who was killed and he was taking it pretty hard. and lynn, when she was interviewed by anderson cooper and also the husband, i got inspiredism really got inspired by what they said. they wanted jack to release all his anger and forgive. and so he can move on in his life. and he was very strong about that so i sent jack a rudy package, a helmet, a jersey, a football, and a book and some memorabilia of the carry-off. i said you jack, here's what we are going to do, my friend. i said you are going to come to a notre dame football game, next year. we are going to get you there, your mom, you, you will have that experience. he really got excited. i talked to lynn, the mother, and boy, she was just as -- as pure as you can get and forgiving and what a wonderful example she is for everyone, for the strength and the cha
republicans who voted against hurricane sandy relief money. it's not easy. >> a couple months ago america was hit by two major disasters, one of them natural, hurricane sandy, and one of them somewhat manmade, the republican majority in the house of representatives. now, the second of those disasters is pretty much making it impossible to clean up the first one. >> 67 republicans voted against $9.7 billion in aid for victims of superstorm sandy. >> what possible reason could you have for voting against aid to hurricane victims by way of a flood reimbursement fund? what did the eastern seaboard ever do to any of you? >> paul ryan joins 66 other republicans in voting against it. >> okay, well, i know what the eastern seaboard did to him. look, republicans, i get -- i get that you're the party of limited government. but we're not talking about obama care here. this is two paragraphs giving aid to people in need, and you still couldn't bring yourselves to vote for it because of some stupid principle that you yourselves only occasionally live by. here's the thing. if you can't vote for this, t
we were supposed to vote to provide the victims of hurricane sandy relief, they are all suffering, millions of folks, a bipartisan bill passed in the senate with over 60 votes. republicans and democrats, to provide the $60 billion in relief that governor comeau and christie said we need. republicans would not allow the bill to come to a vote. and today we are watching the victims in those four states of new york, new jersey, pennsylvania, and i forgot the fourth state, i apologize, connecticut, suffer as a result of this. >> and why is there no outrage that politicians as usual use a real disaster to lard up a bill with a bunch of special interest gimmes that have nothing to do with the victims of sandy? why isn't there any outrage about that? >> this is the problem. clearly this will distinguish the two parties. that bill, 64% of it did not spend out in the next two years. 31% of it had nothing, nothing, zero to do. the train came through and the boys said, let's throw the pork on the train. it came out of the senate as exactly why the country is now sick. this was not emergency
of sandy. is he setting himself up for a 2016 presidential run? new jersey thinks so. and 3/4 of voters give him a thumbs up. two years ago today, jared lee loughner killed six people, wounded congresswoman gabby giffords, giffords speaking out about gun control. we'll hear what she has to say. >>> but first a hearing providing chilling, new detail about movie theater massacre in aurora, colorado, that left 12 people dead. day two of the preliminary hearing for suspect james holmes. casey wian's just come out of the court and joins us live from centennial, colorado. what's the latest from the hearing? >> reporter: well, what we heard, ali, just inside the courtroom a little while ago, two of the 41 911 calls placed the night of that shooting. two calls plays pi a detective made from inside the theater. one of them was the first call that was made on that night by a gentleman named kevin. call lasted 27 seconds, difficult to hear what he said, what the 911 operator had to say. but the unmistakable sound was the sound of gunshots, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop. more than 30 gunshots in 27
for the first time since super storm sandy hit. over 100 certificates deeming the home safe to live in were handed out and residents were told they don't have to follow a 10 p.m. curfew anymore. good news for those folks. >>gretchen: by now we've seen that map posted by a new york newspaper pinpointing local gun homeowner addresses. guards and families information appears ton that map. a rockland county sherrif appears about all of that. we were expressing in the commercial break i don't think people understood the domino effect. now inmates are threatening guards. in what way? >> they are saying we know where you live. we know where your family lives. we can retaliate if in fact we choose to. it's a threat that the officers, they come to work, they do their job. and now they've got to worry about when they go home and their families' safety. >>gretchen: there are 8,000 active and retired new york preponderance of the police officers currently living in your county. what is your feeling about gun ownership legally put out? >> i think it jeopardized all the good people of rockland county as
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